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CBD Prescribing Considerations

Presented by Dr Philip Blair, MD

About this module:

In this presentation, family physician Dr Philip Blair MD, an experienced medicinal cannabis prescriber, will cover the different categories of diseases that are amenable to treatment with cannabidiol (CBD), and explain the mechanism of action and evidence of efficacy of CBD in several conditions. The focus of this presentation is various prescribing considerations that clinicians should take into account, including dosing and titration of CBD medicines, as well as side effects (both positive and negative) of CBD.

This presentation is targeted firmly at healthcare practitioners.
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe categories of diseases that are amenable to treatment with cannabidiol (CBD), and be able to give examples.
  • Justify the use of CBD for a range of diseases or conditions.
  • Explain general considerations needed to be taken into account when prescribing CBD.
  • Individualise a CBD prescription for a patient, taking into consideration individual factors.
  • Monitor a patient for potential side effects, both positive and negative.

Dr Philip Blair, MD

Dr. Philip Blair, MD, (Colonel, US Army, retired) is a Family Physician and consultant in disease management in the Northwest USA. He graduated from West Point in 1972, attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, training as an Army Family Physician and serving as a combat physician in the first Gulf War. After medical assignments in three continents and 29 years in uniform, he retired from the Army and has been consulting on complex disease management since 2000.

Dr. Blair has been studying, treating, and lecturing about the human body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS) since 2014. His goal is to restore health and performance by enhancing the ECS using diet, exercise, appropriate medications and non-psychoactive therapies.
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